Cowlitz County Prosecuting Attorney
Employer / Organization
Aug 02, 2022
May 16, 2022 - May 20, 2022
The County Attorney is the chief legal officer for the county they are elected to and they typically hold a great deal of responsibility. County Attorneys prosecute cases that have a state, local, or county violation of the law (they normally are not involved with federal prosecution of cases). County Attorneys provide legal advice for county governmental offices, and County Attorneys typically coordinate with the County Sheriff and other law enforcement agencies regarding the prosecution of crimes. County Attorneys play a significant role in setting the legal tone for the county, and also decide whether or not to prosecute a case, as well as what the specific charges will be against the accused. County Attorneys typically have the authority to decide whether or not to bring a case to a grand jury.